Sunday, April 12, 2015

Congress Green Cemetery Ghost Hunt

We went and check out the Congress Green Cemetery in Ohio. This cemetery was built by the man that founded North Bend ( as well as most of the Cincinnati area ). He is John Cleves Symmes. He had hoped that North Bend would become the jewel of southwest Ohio. He was also one of the first people to be buried in this cemetery in 1814. At this time the cemetery was called Pasture Graveyard. His son in law was President William Henry Harrison ( his tomb is on the parks property across form the cemetery, I will be doing a post on it also). His great grandson was President Benjamin Harrison. There is a sign in the park across the street from the cemetery and it tells the story of how John Scott Harrison's body was stolen. It says that in 1878 a man named John Scott Harrison died. He was the son of William Henry Harrison and the father of Benjamin Harrison.  He was taken to Congress Green Cemetery, where his children noticed that a grave had been disturbed and the body stolen. To try and prevent their father's body from being stolen, they buried him in a concrete vault without a marker. After the funeral, Benjamin Harrison went back to Indiana but his other son John Jr went to look for the body snatchers. He ended up the Cincinnati Medical College in downtown Cincinnati. When he entered the school to find out what was going on he found the body of his father John Scott Harrison, laying on a table about to be dissected. 
People say that John Scott Harrison and John Cleves Symmes both haunt this cemetery. They say that John Scott supposedly haunts it because of his grave being robbed. They say John Cleves haunts it because he is upset that North Bend did not become the jewel of southwest Ohio.
People have reported hearing voices and seeing figures walking around the cemetery. They will also see a strange mist rising from certain graves. Other people have reported seeing a man dressed in Civil War uniforms walking around the cemetery. 
Most of these sightings have taken place during the day so that would be your best time to go if you wanted to check this cemetery out. It does close at dusk and it is watched closely by the house next to the cemetery. 
While we were there we did not pick anything up or see anything. It is a very old cemetery that has a lot of history. So if you are like me and you like seeing older headstones check this place out and who knows you might get luck and see something.
The cemetery is located at 50 Cliff Road. North Bend, Ohio.
If you would like to see more pictures check out out Facebook group page..Lyinn and Doug's Haunted Adventures. If you have been here and have seen anything feel free to share your stories on here or on the Facebook page.
All photos and videos are copyright of Doug and myself.

1 comment:

  1. This is another great place I haven't been to! I have been to WH Harrison's home (Grouseland) and I have been to the Benjamin Harrison house in Indianapolis. The John Scott story is so sad and dark! Anyway, great blog entry, and great photos!